Welcome, Age of Empires II:Definitive Edition fans, to the MAY-HEM EVENT! 

This month, we’ve drawn inspiration from the community to highlight some of our favorite memes, game quirks, and funny moments and encapsulate them in the latest event. This not only includes some of the more widely-known Age memes, but really boils down to two things: the fun and love for the game we all share as a community.

These are the root of what we’ve tried to capture this month: with new mods, profile icons, and even some special treats that you get to seek out and discover! Special shout-out to all of our Insider’s who voted on these three special units to receive a profile icon spotlight!

Starting TODAY through June 9th, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock a load of laughs, including:

  • Three new Profile Icons!
  • Three event-exclusive visual mods!
  • Train your sheep to be even better scouts!
  • Discover unique, Age-themed Easter Eggs hidden in the game!
  • Unlock the new Mayhem Menu Background for the duration of the event.

Here’s the full list of game tasks and exclusives you can unlock during the event:

🎯 Sign into Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks the Mayhem La Hire profile icon.

🎯 Play the “Early Economy” Art of War mission and obtain a Silver or Gold medal.
🏆 Unlocks the Town Center Trophies Decoration mod. The more Art of War medals you have earned, the higher trophy you will see in your Town Center ranging from Bronze to Platinum.  [NOTE: If you have previously achieved silver or gold status you will need to re-earn it during the event to unlock this reward.]

🎯 Train at least three monks.
🏆 Unlocks the Mayhem Scout Sheep profile icon and the Monk Unit Conversion FX mod.

🎯 Cumulatively train at least 99 villagers in games (can be achieved over multiple games).
🏆 Unlocks the Calculating Research FX mod.

🎯 Cumulatively build at least 20 wall sections in games (can be achieved over multiple games).
🏆 Unlocks the Mayhem Teuton profile icon.

🎯 Use sheep to find an animal.
🏆 Unlocks  Sheep Scouting for the duration of the event (your sheep will magically learn the auto-scout ability in single player and campaign games).

In addition to these daily tasks, there are also four new Easter Eggs to seek out in the game—two of which are permanent additions! Can you find them all?

🔲 🐘 ???

🔲 👑 ???

🔲 🥌 ??? (Event Exclusive)

🔲 🕚 ??? (Event Exclusive)

And remember: if you sign in to Xbox Live during the Event, you’ll get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve unlocked! So sign in, earn your rewards, and enjoy the May-hem event!

—The Age of Empires Team

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Discuss of 7 comments

  • weeearth6782 June 7, 2020

    I am not very good but love to play. I got a silver medal but can't win the last two campaigns does that mean I won't be able to complete the tasks ?

  • uglymonkey June 3, 2020

    so idk if its an easter egg but on the main menu artwork on the staircase it looks like there is one of those art dolls that you can move around into different poses. like theres no clothes on it and it looks like its wooden like it would be in real life. next to it is a soldier with clothes.

  • inphaseautumn3 May 30, 2020

    I think I found an Easter Egg event... or is it a bug that you changed the portrait's European King face to the old one?

  • a1exanderfc May 30, 2020


    ✔️ Sign into Xbox Live
    ✔️ Play the ‘Early Economy’ Art of War mission and obtain a Silver or Gold medal.
    🔒 Train at least three monks.
    🔒 Train at least 99 villagers over the course of any number of games.
    🔒 Build at least 20 wall sections over the course of any number of games.
    🔒 Use a sheep to scout an animal.

    The ones I still have locked, I have completed twice in both a Standard Game and a Campaign.


    • foremostgibbon9 June 1, 2020

      Thanks, @farmermoose, but that's not the problem: I've hit the same bug after trying multiple times and waiting the required amount of time. @alexanderfc, consider this bug confirmed.

    • farmermoose May 30, 2020

      You need to wait a day to do the next challange.

  • soeharu May 29, 2020

    How to find the easter eggs? Must I find it during the games in standart random maps with AI? Or during my games in Multiplayer session?

  • bigben932 May 29, 2020

    It's really great to see that such fun content is making it's way into the game. Perhaps the better approach is to actually test your patches outside of a dev environment and provide your community with a working patch. Saying on twitter that the latest patch fixes stability issues, and then the game is the least stable that it's ever been, only emphasizes the fact if FE is actually testing, they are testing wrong. Please roll back the patch if you are unable to release a fix shortly, we really don't want to wait another month before we can play the game again.

  • zenzzyzx May 29, 2020

    I have been looking forward to the next event, this one has some great challenges! Many thanks for continuing to host these fun events!

    • illdoughnut5462 May 31, 2020

      I play casually Starcraft 2, and in the multiplayer, they got a really good system that let them test future balance patches and i guess some bugs or stuff like that. I think it would be a really good idea to try to install this kind of features in our beloved game. I don’t know what the community thinks about it.